Local teen wins first place in photo contest
Local teenager James Worley received first place in the youth category of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District 2007 Photo Contest for his photograph heliopsis flower taken in his family's garden in Berkeley Springs.
In recognition of his achievement, he was invited to attend the annual banquet at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds on October 3, where he was awarded a certificate signed by Gov. Joe Manchin III and a check for $75. As first place winner, his photograph will be submitted to the state level competition.
A home-schooled high school freshman, Worley developed an interest in photography at age 13 and continues to explore the medium with a variety of subjects, particularly nature. He is also a skilled violinist who performs locally and with the Shenandoah Valley Chamber Orchestra in Winchester. In addition, he has performed in a variety of local theater productions.
Worley's work may be seen at the Berkmore Place Art Space in Berkeley Springs.